Today's poem is "the boy detective discovers his parents having sex"
from sad boy/detective

Black Lawrence Press

Sam Sax is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow and Poetry Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers, where he serves as the Editor-in- chief of Bat City Review. He's a two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of the chapbooks A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button, 2014), sad boy/detective (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), All The Rage (Sibling Rivalry 2016), & is co- editor of the anthology The Dead Animal Handbook (University of Hell 2016). His poems are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Magazine, Pleiades, TriQuarterly + other journals.

Other poems by Sam Sax in Verse Daily:
September 16 2015:   "Lorazepam" "i don't know shit..."

Books by Sam Sax:

Other poems on the web by Sam Sax:
"the boy detective discovers his body"
"Description for Police"
Two poems
"Theatre of the Absurd"
Three poems
"Poem About The Moon"
"When Researching Public Sex Theatres For a Poem"
Three poems
Two poems
Three poems
"Cruising Utopia."
Two poems

Sam Sax's Website.

Sam Sax on Twitter.

About sad boy/detective:

"Sam Sax's sad boy/detective uses the unholy sonnet in ways that would make Jarman marvel and sigh. The entirety of this volume destabilizes our ideas of what it means to write the coming of age novel, what it means to be undetectable. And Sax is forever fighting the fight of a poet who is made aware of his separation from the world by the fact that he is—in sorrow, sex, danger, or celebration—moored to all he sees because his seeing is a searchlight."
—Jericho Brown

"The sad boy / detective of this book is on the case of his biggest mystery yet: the strangeness of existence itself. Reading these cleverly serialized sonnets is like pressing your ear to a door full of wonders you're unsure you're prepared to inherit. The book enacts a powerful awakening. Sam Sax is a terrific emerging poet. Like a sleuth with a magnifying glass, you're going to want to follow him everywhere."
—Dobby Gibson

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